Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Stellar Moon

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Stellar Moon

Proud Nyikina woman Stellar Moon takes us through some Australian favourites

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This article originally appeared on amrap.org.au
Written by Ella Stewart

Hailing from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, Nyikina woman Monique Le Lievre performs under the name of Stellar Moon. Both a musician and a visual artist, Stellar Moon recently released her debut album Phases, capturing a big soul sound with dashes of funk and rock. With this music, Stellar Moon's songs aim to empower her listeners and ignite inner revolutions and also treats us to some favourites floating around on amrap.org.au.

Cassie Rose & The Sol Garden - Mumma Can You Turn It Up

01 Cassie Rose

These mob are from northern New South wales and this song caught my attention because the soul in the garden spoke to me so I gave it a go. What I found was this fun funky tune inspired by their three year old daughter which I thought was pretty cute. There's some killer keys and I was really digging Cassie Rose's vocal, especially the phrasing. Then the key change hit me and I was sold. I love a good key change.

Bobby Alu - Keep It Tropical

02 Bobby

I already know I love Bobby; I first saw him live at a festival in Augusta in WA. He's also from the Northern New South Wales. I follow him on socials and he's currently doing a breakfast show tour, which I just think is totally awesome. It's a light, happy song, lots of interesting percussion and solid horn lines. Look, I'm from Tropical Broome. It felt a bit like home to me.

Boox Kid - Talking To Myself

03 Boox

So I'm heading to my home state next up is First Nations artist from Walyalup WA. Boox Kid's voice is already so beautiful and soulful and then Chloe Terare starts to sing, whoa, what a voice, and then there's these amazing harmonies on the track. Chloe is also a First Nations artist from Menjin and this song was written at APRA Resonate Program by Boox Kid, Chloe and APRA's own Candice Lorrae. Who is of course from the Marinders (???). What a team.

Sunny Luwe - We've Got The Power

04 Sunny

Sunny is an indigenous artist from the Gold Coast in Queensland. I love a good political song. It starts sparse with the focus on the lyrical content and builds up to a chant anthem war cry type of chorus. This song is reminding us all about our power.

Emily Wurramara - Midnight Blues

05 Emily

Wow, Emily's hauntingly beautiful voice just drew me in straight away. I'm already such a big fan of her music and I'm actually doing a support set at a show of hers in a couple of months which I'm so excited about. This song talks about some heavy struggles that Emily's been through and you really get that feeling that emotion is conveyed so well through the production of the song. It's just a really powerful catchy chorus.

Lynn Hazleton - First Drop Of Water

06 Lynn

Now Lynn also has a connection to Broome so I had to take a listen into her new creation. This song features Bill Chambers, I just love Bill Chambers and he's there bringing the goods on his lap steel. It's got some good classic country vibes, giving a warning and telling a story about relationships.

Stellar Moon - Mundajarra

07 Stellar

I was recommend to put in one of my own tracks, so I've chosen Mundajarra. It's the first track off my album Phases and Mundajarra means people. This is really talking to all people to wake up and realise we hold the reigns to our life and our future. That we have the power to create whatever we want to create to feel happier and more free in life.

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